Publications

Books

(2006). Exceeding Our Grasp: Science, History, and the Problem of Unconceived Alternatives. New York: Oxford University Press.
Reviewed in Science, Philosophy of Science, Mind, British Journal for the Philosophy of Science, British Journal for the History of Science, Isis, Biology and Philosophy, History and Philosophy of the Life Sciences, International Studies in the Philosophy of Science, Review of Metaphysics, Choice, Skeptical Inquirer.

Articles

 

Book Chapters

(2014).  “Reading Nature:  The Interpretation of Scientific Theories”,  in Larry Sklar, ed., The Oxford Handbook of the Philosophy of Science (2014). “Reading Nature: Realist, Instrumentalist, and Quietist Interpretations of Scientific Theories”, in Larry Sklar, ed., Physical Theory: Method and Interpretation, Ch. 4. New York: Oxford UP, 94-126.

(2016). “Instrumentalism:  Global, Local, and Epistemic”, in Paul Humphreys, ed., The Oxford Handbook of the Philosophy of Science, Ch. 15. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 318-336.

(2016). “Naturalism Without Scientism”, in Kelly James Clark, ed., The Blackwell Companion to Naturalism, Ch. 7. New York: Wiley-Blackwell, 91-108.

(forthcoming).  “So Long and Thanks For All the Fish”

Encyclopedia Articles

(2006).  “Instrumentalism” in The Philosophy of Science:  An Encyclopedia, ed. Sahotra Sarkar and Jessica Pfeifer.  New York:  Routledge (3000 wds).
(2006, with Jeff Barrett).  “Prediction” in The Philosophy of Science:  An Encyclopedia, ed. Sahotra Sarkar and Jessica Pfeifer.  New York:  Routledge (7000 wds).
(2009). “Underdetermination of Scientific Theories” in The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy, ed. Edward N. Zalta, http://plato.stanford.edu/, Revised (9/13).

Book Reviews

(1999).  “Preaching to the Choir?  Robert Klee and the Latest Face of Scientific Realism” (Essay Review of Klee’s Cutting Nature at its Seams:  Introduction to the Philosophy of Science), Studies in the History and Philosophy of Science 30:  367-375.
(2001).  Review of Elliott Sober and David Sloan Wilson’s Unto Others:  The Evolution and Psychology of Unselfish Behavior. Journal of Philosophy 98:  43-47.
(2008). Review of Hanne Anderson, Peter Barker, and Xiang Chen, The Cognitive Structure of Scientific Revolutions, British Journal of the History of Science 41: 116-117.
(2010, with Katherine Hawley, Paul Humphreys, James Ladyman, and Donald Ross) “Protecting Rainforest Realism”, Symposium Review of James Ladyman and Donald Ross, Everything Must Go: Metaphysics Naturalized (New York: Oxford University Press, 2007), Metascience 19: 161-185.